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were using phony legal documents to throw people out of their homes. chris pendley says he forged 4,000 bogus mortgage documents a day for major u.s. banks. and your previous experience in banking? >> none. [ticking] >> it started out as a mortgage crisis. then it slowly evolved into a credit crisis. now it's something entirely different and much more serious. >> this is a full-blown financial storm and one that comes around perhaps one every 50 or 100 years. this is the real thing. >> and much of what went wrong on wall street could be traced back to something called "credit default swaps." they were traded in a risky shadow market, and they were at the heart of the financial meltdown. [ticking] >> it has tentacles as wide as anything i've seen. i think, next to housing, this is the single most important issue in the united states and certainly the largest threat to the u.s. economy. >> meredith whitney was talking back in 2010 about a then- looming financial crisis involving state and local governments across the country. it was a debt crisis which some people believe could derail
because the underlying fundamentals in the u.s. economy are clearly improving, and you also have a stabilization or soft landing happening in china at the same time. >> david kelly, what do you want to be doing here? what's your strategy for the fiscal cliff? do you think we go over it, and what do you want to do? >> for a long-term investor, you don't try and play this one. i agree with stephanie about the market probably going higher once they get a resolution. they will get a resolution. it's possible it could go into early january. i still think they're more likely to get a resolution done before the end of the year. either way, they'll get a resolution done. when that happens, then we'll resort to looking at the u.s. economy, which is strengthening a bit here. also, the extreme and relative valuations between high-quality fixed income and equities will push money towards equities. i would not run for cover here because of the volatility. i think you just have to, you know, hold your ground through this and hope that the market moves higher next year. >> bob, this activity at
. >> got five minutes for us today? >> um... [ticking] >> we wondered how the man who could whistle up a corporate jet on a whim... >> let's rock. >> or throw a $2 million birthday party was doing in his reduced circumstances. what's it like to go from king of the world to prisoner number 05a-4820 serving 8 to 25 years behind bars? >> in my wildest imagination, when i would project myself into my late 50s and early 60s, where i would be or what i would be doing, if i make a list of 100 different places or 100 different things, here would never make that list. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm morley safer. in this edition, we look at stories of crime, punishment, and what money can buy. first, the high-stakes world of japanese organized crime, where big dollars saved the life of an infamous gangster. then we investigate how best-selling author and philanthropist greg mortenson used some of the assets of his multimillion-dollar charity. and finally, we talk to dennis kozlowski, the former ceo who once made headlines for illegal corporate excess. we begin with the yakuza, japan's not
down. we stress doing it in local currency. the other areas are u.s. high yield, which i still think is valuable. we do think spreads will contract and emerging market equities as well. >> jordan, what about you? how are you preparing for what could be an eventuality where we go over the cliff and we've got to deal with higher taxes and a slower economy? a lot of people expecting recession in 2013, if, in fact, this occurs. >> think about what works well in a slow-growth economy. consumer products companies do well. high dividend payers. you'll see 100 companies that have already declared dividends this month. those are the strongest companies in the market. those are the ones that can afford to buy back shares or invest in high r.o.e. projects next year. i wouldn't avoid them just thinking dividend taxes are going up. they're the strongest in the market. you also have energy infrastructure, which is paying about 6%. most of it is a return of principle. these are companies with some of the lowest cost of capital ever. high return projects, long-term contracts. the government is in su
. >> it's moon cussers tonight. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> nice to be here. >> join us tomorrow -- not tomorrow. join us monday. "squawk on the street" is next. >>> good friday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee with carl quintanilla and jim cramer. david faber has the day off. we have november ism due out later this hour to watch for. as for picture in europe, we did have eurozone unemployment ticking higher slightly. a mixed bag there. little change overall in europe. our road map this morning starts with what else? the fiscal cliff. the president heads to a pennsylvania toy factory pressing his case for a proposal that actually leaked last night seeking 1.6 trillion in tax hikes. republicans in morning balking and cliff fears prompt another company to issue a dividend and it's whole foods. >> owner of taco bell, kfc, have warned that sales hit the skids. the shares yesterday hit a fresh high. >>> facebook unlikes zynga. zynga shares are plummeting this morning on the news. >>> never an ego boost for the ceo when the stock falls on the news that he's k
as they try to use social to drive music sales. starting today, facebook will offer its gifts users the ability to give their friends digital gift cards for itunes starting at $10. you can't gift just a song or an album. you can give, say, a $15 gift credit and recommend albums, movies, games and apps. the service e-mails the recipient a digital itunes code. gifts are currentsly just available to tens of millions of facebook's u.s. users, but will be able as gifts rolls out broadly. this bolsters facebook's retail business tapping into digital content and subscriptions which are the fastest online growing retail category. facebook won't comment on the business model but presumably facebook gets a cut and it does of course benefit when users were more engaged on the site. today facebook shares rallied on a pair of analyst upgrades. this partnership gives apple access to facebook's users securing its position as the leading music distributor as it faces new competition from the likes of microsoft's xbox music, google music and amazon's cloud player. now of course, if facebook can conv
is joining me. we also have john buckingham of al frank asset management. thanks, everybody, for joining us. first, michelle, let me get your news, the latest on the attack out of israel on hamas. this, of course, another major news story today that we're following and the reason oil prices have spiked. >> the latest is the israelis have said there's going to be a lot more of what you've already seen. let's show you what's already happened. this video is incredible. it's released by the israeli defense forces. follow that car. what you'll see is not a car bomb. it is a targeted attack by the israeli air force. inside the military leader of hamas was directly targeted. this is operation pillar of defense. it was announced today on twitter by the israeli defense force. take a look at what the spokesperson posted on twitter. he said, we recommend no hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders show their face above ground in the days ahead. one of the reasons why oil spiked earlier. the israelis say this is in response to hundreds of rocket attacks coming into gaza over the last sever
didn't think people like him existed. >> be sure to join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" begins right now. ♪ back to life ♪ back to reality ♪ back to life ♪ back to reality >> back to reality is right. hope you had a great holiday weekend. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla live with jim cramer and david faber. markets cooling its heels today after a big run-up on friday that took us up above 13,000 barely on the dow. europe taking stock of spanish elections over the weekend waiting to see if they can agree on the bailout for greece. we start with black friday shopping weekend. numbers look out as we kick off cyber-monday. which retailers crushed it and which ones were crushed? >>> if you were keeping track, the dow added 421 points last week and bulls argue it could add even more if european leaders settle this dispute over greek aid. we'll discuss the potential impact as they meet in brussels right now. >> a big day for analyst upgrades. research in motion, facebook, yahoo! we'll go over those and see why citi needs three analysts to initiate cover
cities but a warning we may head into a recession next year if the u.s. and europe don't solve their fiscal messes. right now the dow industrials a built of a breather down 21 points. >>> meanwhile, 34 days to the fiscal cliff. will a deal be done in time? today, president obama meets with small business leaders to make his case for the possibility of higher taxes ahead. our washington correspondent, john harwood, is here with the very latest. hi, john. >> reporter: hi, tyler. you know, everybody is staking out public positions and trying to drive public opinion their way. the president's been doing that all week. he is doing that with his meeting at 2:30 this afternoon with small business leaders from around the country. he is later going to travel to pennsylvania to make his case publicly, part of what he is saying is that if you adopt his plan on the extension of the bush tax cuts that is for the middle class and not for people at the top that almost every small business owner is going to get a tax cut as a result of that. and republicans are staking out their own position t
for being here today. it's been a pleasure. ed, don, we'll have you both back soon. that does it for us today. join us tomorrow. right now it's time for "squawk on the street." >>> good tuesday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla with jim cramer, david faber live at the new york stock exchange. melissa is off. the latest s&p case-shiller report has been released. results at the bottom of your screen. we'll go inside those numbers in about 15 minutes from now. >>> futures here marking sometime ahead of data later this morning. we have a mild rally in europe after the greek bailout deal does get done after the third round of talks right now it looks like london and paris are in the green as is frankfurt. our road map starts in omaha where conagra is buying ralcorp. a deal worth 6.8 billion including debt makes it the largest private label food manufacturer. has it lit a fire under m & a? >> don't come in with a negative attitude when i'm positive. >> we want to talk about the wave of special dividends. it continues. this time las vegas sands and dillard's, nea
like that's going to take us back to about the best bid to cover since december of 2011. we'll call it closing in on a year. a much different scenario than yesterday's auction or the 3-year auction but that makes sense. there's been a lot of bouncing balls to deal with. i think today we didn't see that big rally as we did yesterday before you had to get involved. back to you. an "a" for the 30s. >>> still more to go though. stay tuned. one company that certainly has the ability to move not just retail markets but the overall economy is walmart. which is why we're keeping close tabs on the world's biggest retailer's decision to kick off its black friday promotions earlier than ever. to talk about the ripple effects of that and hurricane sandy, burt fleck enfleckenger. >> start first with this black friday move which lets a lot of people start shopping on thanksgiving. smart move by walmart or a desperation move by walmart? >> sue, it's desperation retailing and desperation discounting. >> why? >> as tyler mathisen referenced earlier, it's ho ho ho to try to hold sales by opening 16 h
[ whistling ] >> put your soul into it. >> have a great day everybody, make sure you join us tomorrow morning. right now it time for "squawk on the street." ♪ luck be a lady >> luck has been a lady for some slel lucky people. two wins power ball tickets, one in virginia and one in arizona. morning, welcome to "squawk on the street." luck's been on the side of the bulls lately, after yesterday's turn around. the first time we have been down 100 and up 100. we got some lower yields in both italy and in spain. our road map begins with a search for a major retailer, any major retailer who didn't miss on november comps. gap, macy's, target, all disappointing. is it all due to sandy and what does it mean for the holidays. >> tiffany is not a statement on lucksy, but rather company specific. >> quite near meets with the president today. . >> and we have another upgrade for research in motion. this time at goldman-sachs saying the blackberry 10 will not only beat expectations but also put the company in the black by fiscal '14. >> target, macy's and kohl's reporting unexpected decl
>> does anybody have a power ball ticket? >> yes. >> oh, really? i better get one. >> some of us would like extra money, melissa. >> i'm melissa lee, thanks for watching, see you we may very well go over the fiscal cliff come january and i want to be ready to climb back out with the right stock after it happens. you can't come from a given day like today, dow 107 points, hey, happy days are here again, right? this is a day where my equipment felt a little -- felt a little superfluous because we had all sorts of happy talk for a bunch of people in washington about how compromise was within reach. however, i think it's been increasingly apparent that we actually may not get a deal in time of the january deadline, something warren buffett pointed out. you don't need to change your philosophy just because we cliffed you. long term it might not matter. not all of you share his sangwin multi-year view of stocks. he can afford to take the long view. if we take the plunge over the cliff, it can cost everyone $2 million, makes everyone pay more in taxes. i don't really want to have this g
-stars on both sides of the aisle to help us out for the next hour. >>> first up, the first polls close in 24 hours. that includes the critical battleground state of virginia. so how close will tomorrow be? or can we expect mitt romney or obama to pull off a sizable win? who knows. chief washington correspondent john harwin knows. >> everything we know suggests it's going to be chose. let me give you context for prediction of a romney victory. take the latest nbc/"wall street journal" poll. obama 48%, romney photography%, can't get any closer than that, well wind the margin of error. then go to the battleground states. we've got three late battle ground state polls. first of all in the state of virginia which as you mentioned, polls close early, 13 electoral votes, 48/47, president obama on top. state of florida, two-point lead for president obama. the state of ohio, most people have seen as the hinge point of this election, president obama's up 51/45. let's look at where the battleground states stand. if you average polls taken on the real clear politics website, of the nine battle ground st
. instead, they did not. instead, they used the market as an excuse for paying themselves. "if we don't pay our employees of goldman sachs huge sums of money, they're gonna leave and go to j.p. morgan." and the j.p. morgan people say, "well, if we don't pay these special people huge sums of money, they're gonna leave and go to goldman sachs." and you kind of want to back away from it and say, "well, wait a minute. why are they so valuable in the first place?" >> did they deserve all that money? >> on wall street, the business has become very obviously divorced from productivity, from productive enterprise. so in that sense, no, they don't deserve it. they didn't earn it. what they did was finagle it. they managed--they were very good at putting themselves in the middle of large financial transactions that probably shouldn't have happened in the first place and taking out little pieces of it. they generated trillions of dollars of subprime mortgage loans that should never have been made. but the world would be better off if that whole industry had never existed. so that's crazy. >> lewis say
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